I teach notated and improvising piano to all ages - beginner to diploma. Usually, I visit students at their home. Since Covid I have also been teaching online (using Facetime, Zoom, WhatsApp...). In spite of obvious drawbacks related to the streaming time lag, online classes are fun and effective. Please contact me to discuss whether in-person or online piano classes will suit you better.
I aim to help my students make the most of their practice time and I provide a variety of clear objectives at the end of each class. Experienced piano students often benefit from a review of their piano practice techniques and their piano goals: There is always something new to try, including music you make yourself!
I am the Bristol regional organiser for the European Piano Teachers' Association (EPTA) and I organise the Open Piano Platform (https://opp.home.blog/) which provides local pianists with regular performance opportunities.
I am the author of No Notes piano music (https://nonotes.uk/) which uses easy-to-follow, tablature notation to help absolute beginners of all ages ‘find their fingers’ and make a sure start developing foundation keyboard skills including:
- Becoming familiar with keyboard layout
- Learning to use fingers without looking at them
- Developing independence between hands
- Reading music
- Playing with a beat
- Playing musically